Irénée Duriez gained fame as a sculptor of mainly female figures. Bronze is his material, the figure his language. He considers living models as a stimulant and a source of creativity which intrigues, touches, and seduces him with its different postures, points of view, sensitivities, and emotions. In his figures, Irénée wants to transmit perfection and sensitivity, honor his craftsmanship and creativity, and show respect to the bodily shape of his model. His sculptures reflect his vision on sculpture, and display a feminine and sensual archetype (Pictures: Lieve Sinaeve).